Preamble

Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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U.S. Constitution (Interactive)

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U.S. Constitution (Interactive)
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In this and related sections we dissect the US Constitution into its parts and subparts. Because many articles from the original constitution have been amended or superseded, we follow the text linking strategy set forth by the National Archives to correlate related texts.[1] While maintaining these important correlations, we also add add a more intuitive format to these correlations and to the text in general.

Desktop users will notice that when certain areas of text are hovered over, the display of related amendments or articles appear in the side margin. We believe that displaying relevant text in this manner makes the Constitution much easier to study and comprehend because the reader is not forced to juggle multiple documents. As stated, we rely on the National Archives to make these important correlations.

In addition to the unique hovering effect, we have also dissected sections down to clause level for the purpose of integration and discussion among other topics. One such example is Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 which gives context to a series of historical videos on the Presidential Oath of Office.

In summary, we hope that you find our copy of the US Constitution easier to study and comprehend. We also hope to tie in relevant information that provides a deeper understanding of the Constitution and related subjects.

Footnotes:
1.http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

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